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Queen's University
Lisa Elin Figge

Lisa Elin Figge



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Research Interests

My thesis work is concerned with exploring the contours of what Robert McRuer calls compulsory heterosexuality and compulsory ablebodiness.  I am sorting these concepts by reading texts from Disability Studies but also by mobilizing my creative agency as a multi media artist.  That is, in order to understand my experiences of a changing mobility I seek to perform an autoethnographic exploration of my own embodied subjectivity, which has been badly shaken.  My non-ambulating body has changed all the questions and created a multitude of new feelings giving me new knowledge of the world.  And this new mobility has meant a changing relationship to making things.  My materials have gotten smaller and lighter.  Thus, I have been making small marionettes to help me sort this world and perhaps create new ones.  I have been thinking of these new puppets as one kind of prosthetic that helps to make my creative agency possible.  Over the next two years I will be working to create a series of video’s and art installations that express the poetics of my embodied experiences within this ablebodied culture.



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